Most employers frown upon workday drinking these days, which might explain why Andre’s is offering a three-martini “lunch” at dinnertime. For only $22, you get three specially created drinks replicating a three-course meal.
- At Monte Carlo, 798-7151
- Three-martini lunch served Tuesday-Sunday, 5:30 p.m.-closing
The appetizer: a clean version of the traditional Bloody Mary—Hendrick’s gin, artisanal tomato juice, muddled cucumber and dashes of salt and pepper. The flavors are clean and distinct, providing a refreshing (dare we say healthy?) drinking experience. The main course: a smoked vodka martini, whose aroma is complemented by accompanying caviar-stuffed green olives. The caviar’s saltiness enhances the drink’s smokiness. Think Double Down’s bacon martini all grown up. And for dessert? A combination of vanilla-infused vodka, Frangelico and ginger liqueur, with a sugar crisp atop the glass and a spoon aside to break through it. It’s like traditional crème brûlée with the added benefit of alcohol. Now that never goes out of style.